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Endocrine function of the human adrenal cortex

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Published by Academic Press in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adrenal cortex -- Congresses.,
  • Adrenocortical hormones -- Congresses.,
  • Adrenal cortex -- Diseases -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by V. H. T. James ... [et al.].
    SeriesProceedings of the Serono Symposia ;, v. 18
    ContributionsJames, V. H. T.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP188.A28 E52
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 628 p. :
    Number of Pages628
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4748519M
    ISBN 100123801605
    LC Control Number78067898

    During the Middle Ages and later, the practice persisting well into the 19th century, prepubertal boys were sometimes castrated to preserve the purity of their treble voices. They also represent new targets for the pharmacological treatment of primary adrenal steroid excess. Sterlin, K. In conditions of long-term stress, for example, cortisol promotes the catabolism of glycogen to glucose, the catabolism of stored triglycerides into fatty acids and glycerol, and the catabolism of muscle proteins into amino acids. Function of Corticosterone Hormone Assisting the immune system is an important adrenal glands function. Other effects include a dry mouth, loss of appetite, pupil dilation, and a loss of peripheral vision.

    While the adrenal glands associated with the kidneys are major endocrine glands, the kidneys themselves also possess endocrine function. Cannon, W. It is a hyperglycemic agent and increases blood glucose level. Davis, J.

    Diseases of the endocrine system can result from the oversecretion or undersecretion of hormones or from the inability of target organs or tissues to respond to hormones effectively. The cells of the zona fasciculata produce hormones called glucocorticoids because of their role in glucose metabolism. The most important of these is cortisol, some of which the liver converts to cortisone. Some of the hormones produced include gastrin, secretin, and cholecystokinin, which are secreted in the presence of food, and some of which act on other organs such as the pancreas, gallbladder, and liver. The body responds in different ways to short-term stress and long-term stress following a pattern known as the general adaptation syndrome GAS. Metabolic rate of bacteria b.


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Endocrine function of the human adrenal cortex book

Euler von, U. Martin, Eds. Baltimore-London-Tokyo: Univ. The hippocampus, which is part of the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortices and important in memory formation, is highly sensitive to stress levels because of its many glucocorticoid receptors.

The features of a female suffering from adrenogenital syndrome have been shown in Fig.

Human endocrine system

The main defects in the intraadrenal control systems noticed so far include hyperplasia of cells producing the paracrine factors and illicit expression of the latter and their receptors.

Henkin, R. Follow hormones of the endocrine system from glands to their chemical receptors on or in a cellThe endocrine system is a complex system of glands that secrete hormones throughout the body. It is a hormone which also acts as a neurotransmitter and affects the heart rate.

This is short-term stress, the fight-or-flight response, mediated by the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine from the adrenal medulla via the SAM pathway. Regulation of Secretion: By the negative feedback mechanism and there is involvement of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis.

A simple way to understand the structure of the adrenal glands is to compare them to a fruit like an avocado. Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs and distant tissues.

Perhaps the earliest demonstration of direct endocrinologic intervention in humans was the castration of men who could then be relied upon, more or less, to safeguard the chastity of women living in harems. Human endocrine system. The principal mineralocorticoid is aldosteronewhich acts to conserve sodium ions and water in the body.

His background as a researcher and instructor at a secondary school enables him to best understand the needs of the beginner level learners and the amateur readers and educate them about how their body works, and how they can adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology

Increased protein breakdown in the lymphoid tissue may lead to decreased antibodies in circulation and the person is more susceptible for infections. Muscular weakness iii. Further down the page I will also go into detail on the functions that each layer performs. Inflammation is due to increased: a.

The major hormones of the adrenal glands are summarized in [link]. Function of Aldosterone Hormone Aldosterone belongs to the class of mineralocorticoids. Elsevier Publ. Excessive use of Cortisol as therapeutic agent may lead to exhaustion of beta cells of pancreas and cause metasteroid diabetes.

Donovan, B. Grant, Eds. Whereas the cortex is more concerned about regulating different levels in our bodies and keeping our bodies functioning efficiently, the medulla is all about managing our response to stress. They trigger the release of gastric juices, which help to break down and digest food in the GI tract.

Crosignani, L. By increasing the gluconeogenesis and glycogenesis in liver. Stolwijk, Eds. Male hormones, androgens, and female hormones, estrogens, are secreted in minimal amounts in both sexes by the adrenal cortex, but their effect is usually masked by the hormones from the testes and ovaries.Human endocrine system, group of ductless glands that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones.

Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs and distant tissues. ANP also reduces the amounts of renin released by the kidneys and aldosterone released by the adrenal cortex, further preventing the retention of water.

In this way, ANP causes a reduction in blood volume and blood pressure, In Summary: Organs with Secondary Endocrine Functions. Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology, a volume in the Mosby Physiology Series, explains the fundamentals of this complex subject in a clear and concise manner, while helping you bridge the gap between normal function and disease with pathophysiology content throughout the book.

May 21,  · Numerous in vitrostudies have shown that the secretory activity of the human adrenal cortex is activated by a wide variety of neuropeptides and conventional neurotransmitters released in the vicinity of adrenocortical cells by chromaffin cells, endothelial cells, adipocytes, cells of the immune system and nerve hildebrandsguld.com: Herve Lefebvre.

Sep 27,  · The two adrenal glands are triangular-shaped glands located on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands are made up of two parts. The outer part is called the adrenal cortex, and the inner part is called the adrenal hildebrandsguld.com outer part produces hormones called corticosteroids, which regulate the body's metabolism, the balance of salt and water in the body, the immune system, and sexual function.

Endocrine Abstracts

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We thank Primus E. Mullis for inviting us to design this new book on the develop-ment and disorders of the human adrenal cortex. Also, we would like to thank all the.